Vassar College

Private, Four-years School Located in Poughkeepsie, NY

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How much is the Vassar tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Vassar's tuition & fees is $67,805.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $86,615 when a student lives on-campus.

Vassar Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$67,805
Books & Supplies Costs$900
On-campus Room & Board$16,560
On-campus Expenses$1,350
Off-campus Room & Board$17,060
Off-campus Expenses$1,350
2023-2024 Projection
Tuition & Fees$63,840

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Vassar for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $304,156 at Vassar. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $385,175. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $163,243.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$70,949$89,752$37,982
Sophomore (2024-25)$74,240$93,979$39,809
Junior (2025-26)$77,682$98,405$41,723
Senior (2026-27)$81,285$103,040$43,729
4 Years Total$304,156$385,175$163,243
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$74,240$93,979$39,809
Sophomore (2025-26)$77,682$98,405$41,723
Junior (2026-27)$81,285$103,040$43,729
Senior (2027-28)$85,054$107,893$45,832
4 Years Total$318,261$403,317$171,093
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$77,682$98,405$41,723
Sophomore (2026-27)$81,285$103,040$43,729
Junior (2027-28)$85,054$107,893$45,832
Senior (2028-29)$88,998$112,975$48,036
4 Years Total$333,019$422,313$179,320
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$81,285$103,040$43,729
Sophomore (2027-28)$85,054$107,893$45,832
Junior (2028-29)$88,998$112,975$48,036
Senior (2029-30)$93,126$118,297$50,347
4 Years Total$348,463$442,205$187,944
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$85,054$107,893$45,832
Sophomore (2028-29)$88,998$112,975$48,036
Junior (2029-30)$93,126$118,297$50,347
Senior (2030-31)$97,444$123,870$52,768
4 Years Total$364,622$463,036$196,983

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Vassar' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $20,875. Compared to private, four-years colleges in New York, its tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $23,292.
In-StateOut-of-State
Vassar College$67,805
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,570
Public Schools$7,197$12,949
Private Schools$20,875
New York Four-years Colleges$21,227
Public Schools$9,799$14,823
Private Schools$23,292

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Vassar and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationUndergraduateGraduate
Vassar CollegePoughkeepsie, NY$67,805$67,805
Wesleyan UniversityMiddletown, CT$67,316$66,736
College of the Holy CrossWorcester, MA$60,850-
Colgate UniversityHamilton, NY$67,024$67,024
Davidson CollegeDavidson, NC$60,300-
Union CollegeSchenectady, NY$66,456-
Bates CollegeLewiston, ME$63,478-

Financial Aid and COA

At Vassar College, 1,576 students (63%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $49,475.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Vassar is $37,140 for students living on-campus and $37,640 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 435 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $50,193 and the average amount of student loans is $6,177.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$86,615
COA (off-campus)$87,115
Tuition & Fees$67,805
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$18,810
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$19,310
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$37,140
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$37,640
Average Financial Aid$49,475
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship1,57663%$49,475
Pell Grants52421%$5,180
Federal Student Loan1,02941%$4,818
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid43564%-
Grants or Scholarships38557%$50,193
Federal Grants13019%$6,177
Pell Grants13019%$5,133
Other Federal Grants467%$2,950
State/Local Grants528%$3,571
Institutional Grants38056%$48,251
Student Loan Aid28142%$6,177
Federal Student Loans26940%$3,655
Other Student Loans365%$20,900

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Vassar's acceptance rate is 20.15%. A total of 10,884 applicants applied to and 2,193 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 679 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 30.96%.
To apply to Vassar, 4 items are required - Secondary school record, Completion of college-preparatory program, Recommendations and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
TotalMenWomen
Applicants10,8843,252$7,632
Admitted2,193829$1,364
Enrolled679261$418
Acceptance Rate20.15%25.49%17.87%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)30.96%31.48%30.65%
Secondary school GPAConsidered But Not Required
Secondary school rankConsidered But Not Required
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are considered but not required to apply to Vassar. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,480 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 33.
Its SAT score is much higher than the national average score of 1,174. The ACT score is much higher than the national average score of 25.
Average25th75th
SAT Total1,4801,4201,540
National Average1,174
New York Average1,258
SAT EBRW735710760
SAT Math745710780
ACT Composite333234
National Average25
New York Average29

Student Population

Vassar College has a total of 2,459 students (all undergraduate). By gender, there are 966 male students and 1,550 female students attending Vassar.
TotalMaleFemale
Undergraduate2,516 9661,550

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address124 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY
Phone845-437-7000
WEBwww.vassar.edu/
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered49 Programs
Graduate Program Offered1 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate18.00%
Yield32.02%
Student Population2,459
Graduation Rate91%
Transfer-out Rate5%
Retention Rate94%
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate7 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties291 (Full-time), 58 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs984 (Full-time), 179 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$111,478
Average Staff Salary$64,935